Laura Kaminsky, New York-based composer of contemporary chamber, vocal, and orchestral music, with social-political topics like environment and war

Opera America Magazine’s “My First Opera” Column Features Kaminsky and Treemonisha

“I’ve always found the making of art to be fascinating. When I was a kid, growing up in Manhattan, my younger sisters and I would incorporate what we were learning at out various lessons — piano, guitar, dance — and weave them into a “variety show” that we’d put on for my parents on Saturday nights. What I liked most about these evenings was the producing, not the performing … ”

Illustration: Eva Deborah Sarna’s costume sketches for Treemonisha

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